Auction 122, Lot 921

"[Lot of 2] Blaeu's The Grand Atlas of the 17th Century World [and] Historical Maps of Ireland",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1991-99 (published)


Color: Printed Color

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1) Blaeu's The Grand Atlas of the 17th Century World, was published in cooperation with the Royal Geographical Society, 1991. The book, with 100 beautifully reproduced colored maps, is a continuation of the effort by the RGS to reproduce important cartographic items for wide public access. Each map is accompanied by an extensive caption written by Goss. A treasure trove of information and illustrations. 224 pp. Folio (11"x15"), hardbound in blue cloth with gilt spine and illustrated dust jacket. Near new condition with minor wear to dust jacket.

2) Historical Maps of Ireland, by Michael Swift, London, 1999. This book uses cartography to present Ireland's long and sometimes turbulent history, spanning three centuries. (11.3 x 10") 4to. Hardbound in printed paper covers with identical dust jacket. Near new condition with no visible wear.



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Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2007